Singer and producer EMA, a.k.a Erika M. Anderson, creates dystopian noise rock that is at once abrasive and inviting. Her ominous, static-laden compositions are darkly melodic, enveloping listeners in a sonic world of staggering intensity and nuance -- the perfect backdrop for her soaring vocal harmonies. At her live shows EMA takes her edgy sound to the next level with a full band, and the addition of live strings and drums perfectly suits powerful songs like "Satellites" and "3Jane". To top it all off, her performances are accompanied by a custom four-panel LED light presentation, ensuring an all-out sensory experience ticket buyers won't soon forget.
South Dakota-born Erika M. Anderson got her start in the early '00s playing guitar in experimental rock band Amps For Christ. In 2006 she and then-boyfriend Ezra Buchla formed the noise-folk outfit GOWNS, an underground sensation that earned critical praise and built a cult fanbase thanks to three albums and extensive touring. Anderson made her debut as EMA in 2010 with the album Little Sketches on Tape, an auspicious record that hinted at the mature sound she would exhibit on her 2011 sophomore album Past Life Martyred Saints. That album generated massive buzz, garnering her an "Artist to Watch" nod from Rolling Stone and drawing her out for her first solo tour. In 2014 she released her third album The Future's Void to another round of critical success, supporting the album with a series of electrifying performances that featured a full backing band and state-of-the-art visuals.